Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#159627
Stenocrepis mexicana - male

Stenocrepis mexicana - Male
Whitley County, Kentucky, USA
June 20, 2005
Size: 10.5 mm
Stenocrepis mexicana (=quatuordecimstriata). Note the black legs.

Images of this individual: tag all
Stenocrepis mexicana - male Stenocrepis 02 - Stenocrepis mexicana - male

Stenocrepis mexicana
replaces junior synonym Stenocrepis quatuordecimstriata according to revision of tribe Oodini by Y. Bousquet in The Canadian Entomologist 128: 443-537, 1996. Body length "10.5 mm" does better fit S. mexicana compared to the 8.5-10 mm range cited for externally similar S. duodecimstriata, also in KY area. Brad, I want to look at this image more closely so I can feel comfortable with "S. mexicana" --but after I return to my carabid lab in a few days. I look forward to studying your other excellent & instructive images --some again are completely new to the internet!

 
Thanks
Thanks for the heads up on the nomenclatural change. I'll have to look at that revision. Nice that it gets a shorter specific name.

 
S. mexicana
The shape of the mentum tooth matches S. mexicana.

Off topic, but have you seen Opho*nus punct*iceps in Wisconsin yet?

 
Ophonus puncticeps
formerly "Harpalus puncticeps", is an introduced species that has successfully spread from east coast and only recently was first reported here in WI. Even a decade ago I spotted many individuals in my suburban backyard field feeding inside seed cups of Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) during late summers.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.